RE: IE vs vary header

> From: []On
> Behalf Of Alex Rousskov
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 6:20 PM
> To: Julian Reschke
> Cc:
> Subject: RE: IE vs vary header
> On Wed, 19 Jun 2002, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > I think if I mark them as un-cacheable, the *same* problem in IE
> > will occur -- it fails to pass content to external applications if
> > it decides that the content is not cacheable (their logic is: we
> > pass data to external programs by caching it, but the response
> > headers indicate that the result isn't cacheable, thus we can't
> > pass it on -- funny, isn't it?).
> You may be able to mark them with "Cache-Control: private" to avoid
> the above problem. Also, as somebody suggested to me off-list, you can
> try a must-revalidate cache-control directive so that the content is
> cachable by shared caches but the server has some control based on
> client request headers. The latter option requires must-revalidate
> support in caches and may cause the same IE problems you mention
> above; simple but not a very robust solution.


this was actually a very good suggestion -- for some reason *this* is
accepted by IE.

(It's really time that MS starts listening to reports about serious bugs).


Received on Friday, 28 June 2002 03:06:25 UTC